Getting jiggy with T’Pol…
Cast & Crew
Director: Roxann Dawson
Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Screenplay By: Hans Tobeason
Teleplay By: Hans Tobeason and Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong
Scott Bakula as Captain
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
Dominic Keating as Lt.
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
as Dr. Phlox
Jordan Lund as Skalaar
Michael Garvey as Captain Goroth
Ed O’Ross as Gaavrin
Robert O’Reilly as Kago-Darr
Louis Ortiz as Klingon Warrior
Originally Aired: May 14, 2003
A Tellarite bounty hunter captures Archer intending to turn him over to the Klingons for a substantial reward. Meanwhile, T’Pol is infected with an alien pathogen that unleashes her primal Vulcan urges.
Yeah, we knew it was coming. We knew it would suck. So, like a passed kidney stone, we can safely put T’Pol’s brush with Pon Farr behind us.
The main plot, however, wasn’t all that bad. It was too short and far too predictable, but it did keep some continuity with the rest of this season’s storyline. For that one thing, I guess, we should be thankful. Now we just have to wait and see what horror awaits us in “The Expanse.”
Holy warp coils! Continuity within the series? Say it ain’t so!
T’Pol running half naked through the corridors. This is Star Trek, not Baywatch.
Originality: The Pon Farr thing’s been done and it seemed a lot cooler in the sexual climate of the 60’s. Sadly, it doesn’t age well. 3 out of 6.
Effects: Bizarre look for the Klingon ship, but it was still sharp. 4 out of 6.
Story: Predictable, but at least we can see some continuity within the Enterprise universe. 2 out of 6.
Acting: Lund creates an enjoyable and believable character in Skalaar. 4 out of 6.
Emotional Response: I don’t I was supposed to laugh that much at T’Pol’s clumsy attempts at seducing Phlox. 3 out of 6.
Production: I like the updated Tellarite make-up. 4 out of 6
Overall: Boring and pandering. 2 out of 6.
Total: 22 out of 42
Next Time on Enterprise (May 21, 2003) *Season Finale*
A probe from an unknown alien source unleashes a devastating assault upon Earth. Enterprise is recalled, and along the way home Captain Archer acquires information that the perpetrators come from a region of space known as the Delphic Expanse — a place where very bizarre things happen, and from which few ships that enter ever return. Starfleet must now decide whether to risk sending the NX-01 into the Delphic Expanse to prevent a possible second attack. [Video Teaser]
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